Liesl Laurie. Picture: Supplied

The former beauty queen Liesl Laurie is now part of the Miss South Africa judging panel.

Miss South Africa 2015  joins fellow judges Bokang Montjane (Miss South Africa 2010), radio presenter and TV personality Anele Mdoda, Suzette van der Merwe (Miss South Africa 1990 and Cell C’s representative at the Miss South Africa Organisation) and Gareth Flusk (Sun International and the Miss SA Organisatio
 
Top 12 finalists for Miss South Africa 2018, one of whom will be crowned on May 27. The winner will take home more than R2-million in prizes.

The public are encouraged to participate as the regional competition forms part of the not-to-be-missed Women360 Expo, which helps women explore new avenues to enrich and enhance their lives.
 
It offers a diverse experience with everything from fashion and fragrance, health and nutrition to the latest aesthetics treatments and self-defence. A diverse range of speakers and personalities include celebrity chef Siba Mtongana, social media law expert Emma Sadleir, Miss South Africa 2017 Dr Adè van Heerden and pageant coach Werner Wessels.
 
The Women360 Expo opens at 4pm on the Friday, April 13) with a fashion show at 7:30pm where up-and-coming Gauteng designers will show off their collections as they vie for the opportunity to become part of the select group of designers who will dress Miss South Africa 2018 during her year of reign. 
 
On Saturday, April 14 doors will open at 10h00 for an action-packed day of activities with the stage programme commencing at 12h00. The Miss South Africa Organisation has set aside various workshops and Q&As, especially for those interested in entering Miss South Africa.
 
The Miss South Africa Gauteng regional competition adjudication will take place on the Sunday (April 15). 

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